BREEAM New Construction: Retail
BREEAM for retail buildings is an assessment method and certification scheme that can be used at the design, construction and refurbishment stages of a building’s lifecycle. Launched in 2004, BREEAM for retail can be used to carry out environmental assessments for most types of retail development, and for a number of different stakeholders, ranging from developers to individual tenants, managing agents and landlords.
The scheme can be used to assess one or a combination of the following types of retail building:
General display and sale of goods: general shops and retail units selling non-food goods;
Food retail: supermarkets/superstores and other convenience stores i.e. building types which display food or food and non-food goods;
Food preparation and service: restaurants, cafes, public houses, bakeries, takeaways i.e. building types where food is prepared on site and served for consumption either on or off site;
Service provider: banks, post offices, bookmakers, dry cleaners, travel agencies.